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17 Aug 2012 22:27 #11969 by existance
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Hello

I'm a 25 year old keratosis pilaris sufferer. I have tiny red bumps almost allover my body. Does KP can be cured by a water fast? If so, how many days should I fast for seeing improvements?

Thank you

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18 Aug 2012 05:01 #11972 by TheFastDoctor
TheFastDoctor replied the topic: Re: water fast and keratosis pilaris
Welcome to the fastingconnection dear existance.

We have yet to discover a disease that does not respond at least partly to fasting. So yes it would help KP.

BUT this is a genetic condition. It is coded in your DNA. We cannot change your DNA although fasting does change which parts of your DNA is active. Thus although it may improve and sometimes does so to the extent of being totally non-noticable, the moment you return to your normal ways it is likely to return.

A pattern of fasting and natural dieting will need to be a permanent fixture in your life. The detox cycles also help a lot for KP, particularly the sweat and cold phases.

André

All my posts are "generic", based on my opinions and experiences only and are not intended to replace the advice of your own licensed medical practitioner.
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18 Aug 2012 08:06 #11974 by existance
existance replied the topic: Re: water fast and keratosis pilaris
Thank you very much for your response. I understand it’s a genetic disorder and may not be cured forever. But I saw someone who claimed he has cured his KP completely by 28 day water fast and it never came back. I also know someone who cured her kp by avoiding all food sensitivities and cured her KP completely by this method within 4 months. I wonder if it’s genetic how some people can overcome it. Maybe they follow a healthy lifestyle after being treated by any method. I’ve tried some body detoxification ways and they have been effective but not at the degree that I expect. I read somewhere that water fast is the most powerful detoxification way and does overcome all skin diseases. So I want to give it a try. I have nothing to lose. I hope this works for me. Since I don’t know a fast doctor where I live, please tell me how many days are safe for me to start with, without supervision of a doctor. I’m 25, 160 cm and 52 kg.

Thanks again and regards

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18 Aug 2012 08:33 #11975 by TheFastDoctor
TheFastDoctor replied the topic: Re: water fast and keratosis pilaris
True, existance, in some cases KP, once de-activated (for example by a fast) can remain dormant because the skin has matured since the first occurrence of the disease. Thus although the same genes are still there, some of them are no longer being expressed.

But I don't want you to bargain on it as each case is different. Rather be prepared for the need to repeat the process.

Bear in mind that fasting only mobilizes toxins, you still need to eliminate them.. and in particular with this condition, using the skin as the main elimination organ during the fast helps focus the body's healing abilities where you need them most. Do read the rationale behind the 5-step elimination cycle and please do that during your fast.

What "body detoxification ways" have you tried? Bear in mind you canNOT get toxins OUT by putting things IN..

If you wish to be really safe, it's always better to do repetitive cycles of eating and fasting, and do repetitive cycles of detox activities during the fast and before breaking it.

In a healthy person with low toxicity a fast up to 40 days is considered safe butto do that, close supervision is advised. You do however not carry enough reserves for this at 52 kg.. although you can survive it you might push things a bit too far that way. If however you break that up into say 3-4 days per week or every second day, you can continue indefinitely. For a good "kick-start" I usually recommend 1 to 2 weeks, preceded by a fatty meal to get the fats into the metabolism. Breaking a fast should be done slowly if it was more than 3-5 days.

André

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18 Aug 2012 09:14 #11976 by existance
existance replied the topic: Re: water fast and keratosis pilaris
Thanks for your response. I tried these detoxification methods: cold sitz baths, oil pulling, dry brushing and Weight loss. It helped to exfoliate and now my skin is smoother and dots are not as red as they was before. Still they bother so much. Because I’m a young girl and it’s very important for me to have a natural skin (not perfect), I just want it to be natural and that’s enough for me. I don’t know if I can be successful in this way or not, but I’m tired of this condition and want to try any possible way to get rid of that. No one can imagine even one minute of mental condition caused by KP. It’s the biggest enemy to someone’s mental health!!! I’ll surely try water fast and obey your instructions till I view improvements. If these red spots go away I’ll continue this method every time that is necessary for maintaining my skin health level. I’m determined in this way …
Yes I really don’t have enough reserves for 40 days. I will die. But isn’t it necessary to do fasting continuously? I mean if I break it every second day it will be as effective as continuous routine? I think I can do it 3-4 days a week; I should try and see how my body responds to it. But I hope in this way I can get results …
I also read about vegan diet and I think it can also be effective for detoxification and healthy skin. Although it’s difficult to be 100% vegan but surely I can start with 80% vegan foods. I hope combination of these 2 make a great change in my skin.

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18 Aug 2012 10:02 #11978 by david
david replied the topic: Re: water fast and keratosis pilaris
Welcome existance I would definitely not recommend long water fasts unless you are under professional supervision. The safe formula is short weekly fasts and make a lifestyle of it. You will be amazed at the results and it will benefit you in many different ways. A long fast or series of long fasts have their merit in the right environment but they are often hit and miss. Sometimes it works more often though they just cause torment as people don't achieve their aims. So I would say unless you can afford to spend some time at a fasting retreat then the safe bet is what we call intermittent fasting which do achieve the same results over time. Hope that helps and I do trust you will overcome your health issue.

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